Washington County Hospital has been recognized for its commitment to patient safety and quality with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Innovation Challenge: Partners in Progress Aware from IHA’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality. The Partners in Progress Innovation Challenge helps support the mission of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) mission to reduce harm through impactful organizational innovation that can be implemented at other hospitals and health systems across the state.
“IHA and its more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health system members are dedicated to advancing person-centered health care through evidence-based quality and safety initiatives and innovative programs that can measurably strengthen health and healthcare for all Illinoisans,” said A.J. Wilhelmi, IHA President and CEO.
“The IHA Innovation Challenge: Partners in Progress Awards highlight innovations that can lead to better outcomes both locally and statewide,” said Helga Brake, Vice President of Quality, Safety and Health Policy, IHA. “Improving the healthcare system is a team effort, and we hope that hospitals in Illinois and elsewhere can use these patient safety initiatives as a starting point for their own quality improvement projects.”
Sue Drabing, Vice President of Provider Services at MEDS, shared, “ensuring providers and the nursing team are educated to recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis is crucial in the rapid treatment and for the best possible outcome for the patient. MEDS providers are currently providing 24/7 Emergency Care and managing Inpatients at Washington County Hospital in collaboration with SSM Telehospitalists.
Sepsis is an infection that can develop quickly and rapidly worsen. It is a medical emergency that can be life threatening if left untreated. The CDC states that more than 1.5 million pe
Washington County Hospital is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 10th, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The Blood Drive will be in the lower level conference rooms of the hospital. The best entrance would be the Education Entrance on the South East corner of the hospital. Please come and join us. Each pint donated can save up to 3 lives!
Upcoming 4 person golf scramble!
Washington County Hospital is a 22-bed Critical Access Hospital that maintains accreditation with The Joint Commission. WCH provides 24 hour Emergency Services, acute care, and skilled care, and has a
28-bed long-term care unit. The Washington County Medical Group provides expert primary care and coordinates specialists’ services. In addition, WCH provides a full range of ancillary services to meet the
needs of the community. WCH is located just 50 miles east of St. Louis and is affiliated with SSM Healthcare in St. Louis and Mount Vernon/Centralia. Our mission is to forge partnerships to improve the health
of our community through service excellence.
All proceeds to fund the purchase of Patient Equipment
Washington County Hospital’s Health Fair is slated for Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7:00am.
The WCH Auxiliary members invite the public to attend their Annual Easter Boutique and Bake Sale on Tuesday April 16th, 2019 in the WCH lobby.
20% off items in The Lattice Garden Gift Shop!
Washington County Hospital is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 15th from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The Blood Drive will be in the lower level conference rooms of the hospital. The best entrance would be the Education Entrance on the South East corner of the hospital. Please come and join us.
Each pint donated can save up to 3 lives!!